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" It is one of three or four related species within the genus" This reads as something of a truism: anything within the genus is related. I can see in the article that the genus is large and subdivided, but this reads as though we are unaware of what a genus is. Kevin McE (talk) 17:40, 5 October 2019 (UTC)


"The species is classified as Not Threatened under the..." I assume the capitals are used because they are used by the conservation act that designates it such. But if that is the case, it needs speech marks. Kevin McE (talk) 17:40, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

That conservation act was replaced in 2016, so the classification is at best past (so it should be "was classified as"), and possibly no longer valid at all. Kevin McE (talk) 17:40, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

"In contrast to other Western Australian banksias" This would suggest that this is the only Western Australian banksia that is resistant, but the body of the article says "unlike many", which does not even necessarily place it in a minority. Kevin McE (talk) 17:40, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks much. Pinging Casliber. - Dank (push to talk) 17:43, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Most western australian banksias are highly sensitive to dieback and die very quickly once infected. It is a huge ecological problem in the wild and big barrier to planting and growing them in most gardens. This is one of the most resistant.species from WA. I changed the mention in the body of text. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:45, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
As an example of numbers, of the 170-odd western australian species, there'd be about 6 that can be grown reliably in Sydney (which has summer humidity and is hence conduscive to dieback), and probably 5-6 more that might do okay but no-one has tried them. Grafting is needed for all the rest. It doesn't help that commercial nurseries keep selling them even though most will die within a year if not sooner. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:52, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
Regarding "" It is one of three or four related species within the genus" - I added "closely-" as there are 3-4 species that are very similar with characteristic and similar pendulous inflorescences. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:59, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
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